The annual Gravenstein Apple Fair takes place this weekend, August 11 and 12, at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Celebrating its 45th year, the apple fest hosted by Sonoma County Farm Trails is well-known for old-fashioned fun that includes everything from farm animals, and arts and crafts booths, to apple pie baking and eating contests. But the annual bash is gaining fans for its varied selection of artisan adult beverages. This year, fair-goers can choose from more than 35 Sonoma County wines, 17 ciders and 6 microbrews, all in one oak-shaded park. In other words, it’s hard to go wrong, no matter what you decide to fill your glass with. Click through the gallery for a preview of some of the delicious drinks on tap. Then get your fair tickets!
Admission to the Gravenstein Apple Fair: $15 adults (ages 13 and older), $12 adults who bike to the fair, $12 seniors and veterans, $10 kids (age 6 to 12), free for kids 5 and under. Advance tickets are available at discounted rates at all Copperfield’s Books locations, Harmony Farm Supply and Nursery, and Oliver’s Markets. Entrance to the Artisan Tasting Lounge is $20, in addition to fair admission. Drinks served in the Craft Cider Tent, Microbrew Tent, and Wine Tent cost $6. gravensteinapplefair.com
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